In a previous post we collected ideas for projects we could tackle together diring Contributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. at WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe 2018. We had a couple of comments and we threw a few ideas around during our most recent chat (recap to be done).
Thanks mainly to @andreamiddleton we have a number of tasks, now we need some “squad” leads. I will ping The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” some of you in the comments and in Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. to see if you are up to leading one of the initiatives.
I will also add a card for each task in the brand new Trello board for the Community Team. The Trello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board is a work in project and I just started it, bare with me… we will ask someone from the Marketing Team how they manage theirs so we can get up to speed asap.
Here is the list of the tasks: for each one I tried to add the relevant links so we don’t have to waste time looking for them on the day. If there is already someone attached to the task I added their names as well.
Ideas for experienced contributors
- run a real-time mentorship training for any experienced WordCamp organizers who want to be trained as mentors Someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues.. (@hlashbrooke) See:
- making process diagrams for processes described in our handbooks
- organising the Trello board (@francina)
- merge marketing team-contributed documentation into our handbooks. Posts about:
- work on documentation from our “needs documentation” list
- run a real-time deputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. training discussion group for anyone who’s interested in becoming a deputy and has finished the deputy training quizzes. See:
- application vetting sprint. See:
Ideas for less experienced contributors
- Search through meetup.com event titles for ones that have run the Speaker Training (and/or Diversity Outreach) materials and aren’t in our spreadsheet yet (@tinat + @jillbinder)
- search through meetup.com event titles and list suggestions for interesting/unusual meetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. event formats/topics that could be recommended in future meetup organizer newsletters
- test and help write documentation for the personalized schedule tool (@psykro)
- create a list of groups (sorted geographically) working on diversity and inclusion in tech, as a resource for WordPress groups that want to do diversity outreach
- summarize 2017 accomplishments (@francina + @bph)
- summarize proposed 2018 goals, check if someone is actively working on them and add them to Trello.
- adding email templates for responding to life-threatening allergy and a11y Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) needs notifications to the handbooks. See comments in this post for reference. Work with Attendee Services Team from WCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event.
- write a “How to build a diverse speaker roster” handbook page (@tinat + @jillbinder)
- translate the replies in HelpScout to different languages (cross team effort with Polyglots)
- Meetup organisers round table. (@bph) Recaps and next steps:
Things that probably will not happen but if they do it would be great!
- Start a conversation with @chanthaboune about team representatives: expectations, tasks, number of people involved (@francina + @hlashbrooke)
- Start a conversation with @jennybeaumont about the WordCamp Talks project
- Either publish something about the team structure and the decision making process or kill it forever (since without doing anything formal we changed completely the way we operate in the past 12 months I am inclined to kill it, but might be worth to have one final brief discussion for closure):@francina + @chanthaboune + @andreamiddleton + @miss_jwo (people that attended the previous discussion at WCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event.)
- Work on the “Community Team – Meet up emails” that was started at WordCamp London. I will ping the people that were present there to see if they are interested in continuing with the task